Longer Life Foundation Q & A Session

January 17, 2018
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Farrell LTC 301 (Medical Campus)

An informational Q&A session, led by leaders of the Longer Life Foundation, will be held on Wednesday, January 17th at 9 AM in the Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Room 301.

The session is intended to help prospective applicants understand the goals of this foundation and learn how to prepare applications for this CFA.

Longer Life Foundation Developmental Research Awards

LOI Deadline: February 20, 2018

Award Value: between $20,000 and $50,000 (direct costs)

Supports studies that assist in predicting mortality and morbidity of selected populations, and methods to promote improvements in longevity and health. These grants are designed to encourage research by junior investigators or to support senior investigators who are beginning a new line of research. The grants have proven highly effective at generating pilot data for junior investigators and in allowing them to successfully compete for funding from national agencies.

Applications from researchers with international collaborators are encouraged.

Interests include, but are not limited to:

  • Mechanisms or interventions that prevent disease and promote longevity
  • Prognosticators of disease progression, survival and longevity
  • The impact of common co-morbid conditions on outcomes in diseases that shorten the lifespan
  • Cancer screening and tumor markers
  • Physical and cognitive/mental impairments in older adults and their effect on disease severity and survival
  • Obesity and its impact on health
  • Application of new technologies to questions related to the Longer Life Foundation mission

To read more about this program, see the attached Call for Applications or visit

https://cfr.wusm.wustl.edu/Pages/DevelopmentalResearchAwards.aspx (Log in with WUSTL Key)

Questions may be directed to rhauck@wustl.edu